The Glen Echo

Urban to suburban: the “gawd” from Queens

Urban to suburban: the “gawd” from Queens

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Student Life

Every morning, Elijah Fernandez woke up and had to make a choice-- he could go to school where the only individual attention he would receive was unwarranted pushes, punches, and shoves from classmates; or he could hide away in a friend’s house until the school bell at Franklin K. Lane High School...

School steps in to assist hurricane victims

School steps in to assist hurricane victims

by David Viggiano, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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Students and staff have arranged for the school to adopt Lely High school of Naples, Fla. which was among the several schools that were destroyed by this summer’s numerous hurricanes. Lely High school of the Collier County Public School district that was struck by Hurricane Irma, was selected by Pri...

Adopted overseas

Adopted overseas

by Jenny DeStefano, FaceBook Manager

December 18, 2017


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One might define their parents as the people who gave birth to them. However, sophomore Grace Huisking does not hold this same definition. On February 28, 2002, Grace was born in Chongqing, China and was subsequently placed into an orphanage. Meanwhile, adoptive parents Robin and Skip Huisking were...

Disputes rise on prom venues

Disputes rise on prom venues

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

December 13, 2017


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This year’s choice of prom venue has caused unrest among some of the senior class and parents. The senior class officers began planning their prom in June of 2017. Together, they drafted a list of possible venues. Senior class advisers Mrs. Kathleen Walter and Mr. Tom Lyon, invited students to vi...

Media center specialist organizes new Library Club

Media center specialist organizes new Library Club

by Riya Divekar, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Showcase, Student Life

Media Center specialist Kim Hayes plans to start an after school library club. The library club will meet at least once a month after school. Hayes, who began working in Glen Rock in September, is hoping to offer a stress-free club for students to have time to relax from their busy schedules. The...

Anatomy students watch live neurosurgery

Anatomy students watch live neurosurgery

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017


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Anatomy students joined five other schools to watch a live neurosurgery at Liberty Science Center on Tuesday. According to Liberty Science Center, the Live From Surgery program “offers students a unique opportunity to peer into an operating room and interact with medical experts.” The surgery,...

Hooked on helping others

Hooked on helping others

by Ann Butler, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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The Sound of Music The Little Theater is a large room in the basement of Glen Rock Middle School. To the right is a long series of mirror panels that span most of the wall. On either end of the mirror there are small basement windows that let in very little light. The dance mat is longer than the mi...

Student journalists visit The New York Times

Student journalists visit The New York Times

by The Glen Echo Staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Fifteen journalism students stood in the center of an underground morgue surrounded by a century of history, not surrounded by corpses but by newspaper clippings filed away in row after row of sorted archives.  The Glen Echo Editorial Board attended on Nov. 15 a private tour of The New York Times given b...

Boys varsity soccer team falls to Pequannock

Boys varsity soccer team falls to Pequannock

by Anastasia Zenkevich, Githmie Goonatilleke, and Christine Nappi

November 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Sports - The Panther Den, Student Life

Despite a strong offensive game, Glen Rock boy’s soccer fell 1-0 to Pequannock in the second round of the NJSIAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. Eighth-seeded Pequannock won the game against top-seeded Glen Rock with only one goal. Goalie Zack Fazal bobbled the ball forcing him out of the goal and a...

High school goes paperless after one-to-one laptop program

High school goes paperless after one-to-one laptop program

by Isis Kirkland, Twitter Manager

November 6, 2017


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The high school aims to use less paper after implementing the one-to-one laptop program this year. Principal John Arlotta made the decision to transform the high school into a campus that uses less paper in an attempt to make a smoother transition into the new educational systems that are supposed...

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